Friday, June 1, 2012

Art-ticulate

Nuerons and heartbeat
Compete 
For my words
While Cadmium Blue
And Vermillion pump
Through
Me

Eager fingers dip
Splash, slip, smear
While hips
Sway 
And I hum in the 
Key of joy
Michaelangelo
Leaves me at a loss
For words
But my fingers
Are ready to sing


From the prompt "What does art mean to you?" at Poetry Jam poetryjaam.blogspot.com



18 comments:

  1. I love the title "Art-iculate." For me this poem expresses how art so often can really inspire a person, make his/her words 'sing.'

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    1. Thank you! You caught my meaning:-)

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  2. What a vision I am having right now ... you, standing in front of a canvas, music in the background, hair and body moving in sync .. very nice. The art work is spectacular.

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    1. Thank you Helen your vision is very accurate:-) And thank you very much for the compliment on my art! You have me smiling all over

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  3. Humming in the key of joy...what a wonderful concept! Really enjoyed this, Sara!

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    1. Thank you Mary that was one of my favorite lines, too. One of those lovely out of the muse surprises:-)

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  4. Love the play on words with the title. Nice poem :)

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    1. Thank you for stopping in and commenting Loredana:-) I'll be stopping by to say Hi soon!

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  5. Oh, yes! Really like this, Sara! Art-iculate, indeed! :-)

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  6. love, Love, LOVE this! artwork and poem!!!

    {i hum and sway while cooking. *smile*}

    thank you for joining in at Poetry Jam!


    dani

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    1. Dani! Thank you very much--I hum and sway while cooking, and doing dishes and...if I'm eating something really delicious.
      Also, thank you for the wonderful prompt :-)

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  7. An ars poetica! About art! How can one resist?

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    1. Thank you Sam! It's great to have you visit and I really loved your poems. Look forward to reading more :-)

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  8. You had me at that title! :)

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    1. Thank you De! Thought you might appreciate that...the same way I love your wordplay :-)

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  9. Wonderful and this line is great: "And I hum in the
    Key of joy."
    Madeleine Begun Kane

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  10. Mad just beat me to it... humming in the key of joy! It could also be "humming in the key of Michelangelo." That's ever farther afield, but whatever. Loved this! Peace, Amy
    Here's an art poem I wrote about my daughter, Riley, who's at Laguna Beach Institute of Art & Design:
    http://sharplittlepencil.com/2011/11/10/artistic-for-riley/

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Your words are wonderful! Thanks for popping in--I'll be over in a snap!